Breathing Trouble/Asthma in Dogs
Help Your Dog Breathe Easier
Running and playing with your dog makes for some of the best times you can have as a pet parent. But when your dog seems to be coughing a lot, panting extra hard and long, or seems to be out of breath, physical activity becomes a lot harder for them. A dog with these symptoms might have asthma, a potentially life-threatening condition. These herbal remedies are made for supporting the health of dogs with breathing problems. They’ve been used to support thousands of dogs around the world, and can help your pooch too.
How NHV Remedies Help Dogs with Breathing Problems
Supplements like NHV’s Resp-Aid™ and Stimmune are veterinarian-formulated to help pets breathe easily by protecting against respiratory infections and allergies that worsen asthma, as well as aid in healing the damage they do.
- Stimmune is formulated with ingredients like Oregon Grape, Echinacea Purpurea, and Asian Ginseng that act as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, help fight infection, and balance the immune system.
- Resp-Aid™ is made with ingredients like Coltsfoot, Lobelia, Myrrh, and other plants that relax muscle spasms to reduce coughing, control mucus and bacterial infection, as well as soothe the tissue in their airways.
Together, these remedies for any dog’s breathing problems can help your dog feel like their happy, healthy, and energetic self again.
What to Do if Your Dog has Breathing Problems
The first thing you should do to remedy your dog’s breathing problems is to take them to the vet. Take them immediately if it seems like they may be having a severe asthma attack with extreme expansion and contraction of the chest, or if their gums seem pale or blue-ish.
Your vet will typically be able to diagnose asthma with x-rays and prescribe medication to treat it. Consider natural remedies to help support your pet in addition to their conventional treatment. These powerful supplements are strong on the symptoms of asthma, but gentle on your dog’s body. Taken together, you’ll be able to provide effective and comprehensive support for your dog’s breathing trouble.
Support your Dog with Remedies for Breathing Problems
Asthma (also known as allergic bronchitis) is an inflammatory disease that can affect the trachea and bronchi. It develops when the smooth muscle of the bronchi constricts, blocks the airways, and triggers the release of histamines that combat allergens. When this happens, it can create breathing trouble for dogs by obstructing their airways with mucus, causing spasms, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
Symptoms of Asthma & Bronchitis
- Shortness of breath
- Dry, hacking cough
- Frantic attempts to inhale
- Bluish mucous membranes (in severe cases)
What Causes Asthma in Dogs
Chronic allergic bronchitis is often triggered by exposure to environmental allergens including cigarette smoke, dust, hair spray, and perfume. The condition can develop anytime or may be caused by seasonal allergies. It is brought on by physical activity and causes a persistent dry, hacking cough.
Asthma vs Bronchitis
Asthma is an inflammation of the lower portion of the airways, whereas Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial airways that may extend into the lungs. While asthma can affect any breed of dog, it is more common in the smaller breeds than the larger breeds of dogs.
Limit your dog’s exposure to potential irritants including cigarette smoke, dust, hair spray, perfume, and harmful household chemicals to reduce their chances of dog breathing troubles. It is also important to visit the vet anytime your dog experiences breathing problems. Remedies recommended by their vet in conjunction with natural supplements will help get your dog on track to a better quality of life.